I was privileged to preach at St. Paul (Phillipsburg, 1890) and St. James (New Wehdem, 1869) in Brenham, on Sunday, November 13, 2022, just after Pastor Evan Cameron returned from the holy land with a group of over two dozen people.

In today’s gospel reading, Jesus predicts the destruction of the temple. The group had visited the ruins of the temple and placed their prayers in the western wall. We are reminded that God‘s people are not bricks and mortar. The church is not a building.

I can’t believe it’s been four years since your ordination Evan Cameron. And four years since your installation in November 2018. You are doing a super job.

Pastor Evan Cameron‘s ordination, October 2018.

9:00 AM at Phillipsburg

Pastor Evan Cameron

10:30 AM at New Wehdem

Afterwards, lunch and a presentation from went on the holy land pilgrimage

Linda Tiemann
Migdal, Sea of Galilee, first century boat, repurposed into altar and pulpit
Pastor Charles Parnell

A little Washington County history (a lot of Lutherans):

Eben Ezer Brenham 1855
Salem Brenham 1856
St. James New Wehdem 1869
Zion Zionsville 1870
St. Paul Rehburg 1870
Immanuel Wiedeville 1871
St. John Prairie Hill 1877
St. Peter Gay Hill 1884
Emmanuel Greenvine 1884
St. Paul Phillipsburg 1890
St. Paul’s Brenham 1890
Christ Brenham 1965